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Whidbey Island Waldorf School

P.O. Box 469
Clinton, WA 98236

(360) 341-5686


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Waldorf

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We the Whidbey Island Waldorf School community come together for the education of children -- hands, heart and head. Our unique island environment and the school's forested surroundings enliven the experience of learning.
Our early childhood, elementary and middle-school programs are designed to meet the needs of children in each phase of their development. Each teacher guides one class through eight years of schooling. This long association allows the creation of a family-like intimacy in the classroom, nurturing each child -- body, soul and spirit -- that they might bring their individual gifts into the future. Together they journey through an artistically integrated academic program that recapitulates the social and cultural development of humankind, awakening interest in the other.
Our community has a rich musical and festival life, celebrating the human being's relationship with the rhythms of the earth. Awareness of these relationships brings greater self-knowledge and a reverence for all life. We practice stewardship of the land, gardening and farming through the seasons. We also foster individual and social growth by working in a non-hierarchical, collaborative fashion -- Board, Parents and Faculty. Our efforts create a healthy social life in the school, which is reflected in the activities of the children who bring to the greater community love through human service, beauty through artistic expression and inspiration to light our path into the future.
Excerpted from the preschool's website